Dry Creek Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 7686 East Hinsdale Avenue
       Englewood, CO  80112-1714


(720) 554-3300

District: Cherry Creek School District No. 5

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 921 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,829 Help

Students who attend Dry Creek Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Campus Middle School
High:    Cherry Creek High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3
Number of students:  341

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.9%
Hispanic:
15.5%
Asian:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.1%

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Compare Details Dry Creek Elementary School ranks better than 91.3% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 5th among 45 ranked elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.72. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.9%), Hispanic (15.5%), Asian (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dry Creek Elementary School is 16.3. 29 elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dry Creek Elementary School is $12,829, which is the 12th highest among 45 elementary schools in the Cherry Creek School District No. 5.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Dry Creek Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dry Creek Elementary School 80th of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Dry Creek Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Cherry Creek School District No. 5:

SchoolDigger ranks Cherry Creek School District No. 5 25th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dry Creek Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.28 56th 808 93.1%
2005 87.68 58th 823 93.0%
2006 87.54 62nd 829 92.5%
2007 88.64 51st 852 94.0%
2008 90.28 41st 849 95.2%
2009 87.98 67th 872 92.3%
2010 90.62 47th 925 94.9%
2011 89.72 61st 935 93.5%
2012 91.86 33rd 935 96.5%
2013 88.70 67th 954 93.0%
2014 91.96 38th 962 96.0%
2015 96.72 21st 938 97.8%
2016 91.70 58th 914 93.7%
2017 83.55 121st 929 87.0%
2018 86.25 102nd 917 88.9%
2019 73.53 225th 965 76.7%
2021 73.87 209th 710 70.6%
2022 88.72 80th 921 91.3%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Colorado Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.6)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Open Quote My kids attend this school for short time 1st and 2nd grade. The Teachers are the best. Excellent curriculum. The reason we left find the nearest school. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, April 30, 2018

Open Quote I attended this school and it was definitely nurturing for learning. I got the best education going to this school and help with my reading and writing. The staff excel at what they do and have influenced me to pursue a career in education as well. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 5, 2017

Open Quote Staff is entitled and inflexible. If your student isn't at grade-level across the board, you will have difficulties in getting the teachers to accommodate your student. The administration seems well-intentioned but unable to exert any control over the elitist teachers who have been allowed for too long to run the show. There is no differentiation for kids who don't excel naturally. 5th grade teachers are TERRIBLY inflexible and cold. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Open Quote Best School to send out kids Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, September 9, 2012

Open Quote Diverse student body, excellent teachers. One of the only elementary schools to offer Spanish as a weekly class. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dry Creek Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 495 4 18 8 0 n/a n/a 0 525
1989 430 5 16 21 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1990 440 13 13 15 0 n/a n/a 0 481
1991 463 10 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 492
1992 387 7 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1993 347 8 5 13 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1994 320 10 10 12 1 n/a n/a 0 353
1995 264 7 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 287
1996 264 7 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 287
1997 306 7 12 9 0 n/a n/a 0 334
1998 301 8 14 5 3 n/a n/a 0 331
1999 344 9 12 9 3 n/a n/a 0 377
2000 351 10 12 17 2 n/a n/a 0 392
2001 346 12 16 20 2 n/a n/a 0 396
2002 353 16 31 36 1 n/a n/a 0 437
2003 353 16 31 36 1 n/a n/a 0 437
2004 308 15 26 27 1 n/a n/a 0 377
2005 361 20 36 37 1 n/a n/a 0 455
2006 313 21 31 32 2 n/a n/a 0 399
2007 289 27 30 32 1 n/a n/a 0 379
2008 298 24 35 33 1 n/a n/a 0 391
2009 311 24 39 30 1 n/a n/a 0 405
2010 324 21 52 33 0 n/a n/a 0 430
2011 282 15 41 56 1 2 28 0 425
2012 291 17 37 46 1 0 31 0 423
2013 284 16 38 42 3 0 34 0 417
2014 272 16 51 38 3 0 34 0 414
2015 274 13 50 33 3 0 30 0 403
2016 273 16 41 37 5 0 39 0 411
2017 266 20 35 43 5 0 36 0 405
2018 262 17 46 46 4 0 40 0 415
2019 240 20 36 52 3 1 32 0 384
2020 251 18 37 63 1 1 35 0 406
2021 226 24 29 48 1 1 28 0 357
2022 211 21 28 53 1 1 26 0 341

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Dry Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 525 26.6 19.7 n/a
1989 472 27.5 17.1 1.1
1990 481 25.3 19.0 0.8
1991 492 25.9 18.9 0.6
1992 410 22.7 18.0 1.2
1993 373 21.7 17.2 0.5
1994 353 19.9 17.7 2.5
1995 287 18.0 16.0 3.8
1996 287 18.0 16.0 3.8
1997 334 17.2 19.4 1.2
1998 331 18.2 18.2 1.8
1999 377 18.4 20.5 1.1
2000 392 18.7 21.0 4.3
2001 396 20.1 19.7 5.1
2002 437 22.1 19.8 8.9
2003 437 22.1 19.8 8.9
2004 377 20.8 18.1 8.5
2005 455 21.4 21.3 8.1
2006 399 23.8 16.8 9.8
2007 379 19.7 19.2 12.4
2008 391 19.8 19.7 10.7
2009 405 19.7 20.6 11.4
2010 430 20.7 20.7 16.5
2011 425 20.1 21.0 17.2
2012 423 20.6 20.4 13.5
2013 417 20.1 20.6 11
2014 414 20.7 19.9 11.8
2015 403 21.0 19.1 11.7
2016 411 22.0 18.6 14.1
2017 405 22.1 18.3 16.3
2018 415 21.9 18.9 17.1
2019 384 22.0 17.4 15.1
2020 406 23.1 17.5 13.8
2021 357 20.3 17.5 15.7
2022 341 20.9 16.3 14.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Dry Creek Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 525 26.6 19.7 n/a
1989 472 27.5 17.1 1.1
1990 481 25.3 19.0 0.8
1991 492 25.9 18.9 0.6
1992 410 22.7 18.0 1.2
1993 373 21.7 17.2 0.5
1994 353 19.9 17.7 2.5
1995 287 18.0 16.0 3.8
1996 287 18.0 16.0 3.8
1997 334 17.2 19.4 1.2
1998 331 18.2 18.2 1.8
1999 377 18.4 20.5 1.1
2000 392 18.7 21.0 4.3
2001 396 20.1 19.7 5.1
2002 437 22.1 19.8 8.9
2003 437 22.1 19.8 8.9
2004 377 20.8 18.1 8.5
2005 455 21.4 21.3 8.1
2006 399 23.8 16.8 9.8
2007 379 19.7 19.2 12.4
2008 391 19.8 19.7 10.7
2009 405 19.7 20.6 11.4
2010 430 20.7 20.7 16.5
2011 425 20.1 21.0 17.2
2012 423 20.6 20.4 13.5
2013 417 20.1 20.6 11
2014 414 20.7 19.9 11.8
2015 403 21.0 19.1 11.7
2016 411 22.0 18.6 14.1
2017 405 22.1 18.3 16.3
2018 415 21.9 18.9 17.1
2019 384 22.0 17.4 15.1
2020 406 23.1 17.5 13.8
2021 357 20.3 17.5 15.7
2022 341 20.9 16.3 14.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Dry Creek Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $360 (2.8%) $12,469 (97.2%) $12,829

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dry Creek Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 225th of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 80th of 921 Elementary schools
 14.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Dry Creek Elementary School)52.267.9
 15.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)48.547.1
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
3rd Grade Math (Dry Creek Elementary School)57.472.7
 15.3%
   3rd Grade Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)49.949.1
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Colorado)4139.4
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Dry Creek Elementary School)72.171.4
 0.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)53.951.7
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
4th Grade Math (Dry Creek Elementary School)50.857.1
 6.3%
   4th Grade Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)39.636.2
 3.4%
   4th Grade Math (Colorado)33.630.7
 2.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Dry Creek Elementary School)54.175.6
 21.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)51.849.2
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Dry Creek Elementary School)42.945.5
 2.6%
   5th Grade Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)42.141.4
 0.7%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
All Grades English Language Arts (Dry Creek Elementary School)59.371.4
 12.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)50.849.4
 1.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Dry Creek Elementary School)50.559.8
 9.3%
   All Grades Math (Cherry Creek School District No. 5)43.140.2
 2.9%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students384357
 7%
African American2024
 20%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian3629
 19.4%
Hispanic5248
 7.7%
Pacific Islander11
White240226
 5.8%
Two or More Races3228
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.1%15.7%
 0.6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Dry Creek Elementary School

Students at Dry Creek Elementary School are 62% White, 16% Hispanic, 8% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Yes. Dry Creek Elementary School ranks in the top 8.7% of Colorado elementary schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 341 students attended Dry Creek Elementary School.

Students who attend Dry Creek Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Campus Middle School
High : Cherry Creek High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Colorado Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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